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8 Worst … Places to Get Stranded According to the Movies

As you probably noticed from my “8 Great Weapons the Movies Taught Us to Always Keep Handy” and “9 Ideas for the Next Great Final Destination Opening Disaster” pieces, I spend way too much time thinking about big screen kills. As much as I love coming up with these crazy ideas, the thought of getting caught in a real horror story is downright terrifying, particularly the idea of being stranded in a grim situation much like what happens to Liam Neeson in the upcoming release, The Grey.

It’s one thing to crash land in the middle of an icy tundra patrolled by vicious wolves with Liam Neeson by your side, but imagine getting stuck in one of these scenarios minus our favorite big screen survivalist.

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Review: The Grey

Liam Neeson and director Joe Carnahan are back together again, but this time around, they’re working with material that’s far less fun than The A-Team. But less fun doesn’t make The Grey a bad movie. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Rather than turn The Grey into an utterly unrealistic survival adventure story, we get something far darker and, while it still has those handful of moments that make you think twice, it completely sells the severity of the situation.

Neeson’s Ottway works for a petroleum company in the icy tundra of Alaska. Amidst the other ex-cons, fugitives and “men unfit for mankind,” Ottway’s job is to keep them safe by shooting down invading wolves. When it’s time to return to society, Ottway and a number of his colleagues board a plane to Anchorage. Along the way, turbulent weather takes hold and the plane comes crashing down in the middle of nowhere – actually, in the middle of wolf territory.

The few survivors are thankful to be alive, but soon come to the harsh realization that they’re being hunted. With no food and few supplies, the group has to band together to keep each other safe from the wolves who look to viciously pick them off one-by-one.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: 50 Cent, Liam Neeson And Linda Cardellini Are Forces To Be Reckoned With

As we’re all still trying to shake off the holiday season and get back to work, New Year’s resolutions in tow, so are studio marketing departments. Over the past week, only a few bits of new material managed to trickle out, but even with the small handful, we actually got a couple of pieces that are quite successful, more than enough to fill the Best Stuff department.

Just missing out on top honors is the first trailer for The Impossible, the Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor-starrer about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Packed with a wild amount of picturesque — albeit, heart- wrenching — images, the latest from Antonio Bayona looks devastating while remaining respectful of the tragedy through solid filmmaking.

On a horrific, but more playful note, we’ve got a new clip from Ti West’s The Innkeepers. Having seen the film, I can assure you that while this bit most certainly isn’t a spoiler, it is one of the feature’s tensest moments, largely due to an honestly terrified Pat Healy.

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